Sunday, November 12, 2006

Aramis Stays in the Windy City

Save a trade, Betemit will be our thirdbaseman.

The Cubs recently announced their re-signing of slugger Aramis Ramirez. He was the most talented and one of the more coveted potential free agents on the market. Now, with his departure, the Dodgers will most likely be looking to fill their offense gap by looking at the outfield.

Unfortunately, this year is looking like a pretty weak free agent class. I can now see the financial logic in Drew testing the market.

Look at what outfielders are left:
  • Alphonso Soriano
  • Carlos Lee
  • JD Drew
  • Gary Mathews, Jr.
  • Nomar Garciaparra
  • Aubry Huff
  • Juan Pierre
  • Moises Alou
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Dave Roberts
  • Frank Catalanotto
  • Shannon Stewart
  • Kenny Lofton
  • Barry Bonds
Yup... Pretty weak. There will be too many teams chasing after too few quality players. JD Drew aint dumb, he's just not loyal.

In other news, the Tigers trade for Sheffield who will be their DH. The rumors about Bonds rejoining Leyland is all for naught.

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